Early Immersion Is More Effective…
Spanish Workshop for Children’s dedicated instructors immerse their young pupils in the entire language. This approach follows the natural developmental pattern of first language acquisition. As a result, it enables new language skills to emerge naturally, when the child is ready—much as they do when children first learn to speak their native language.
By meticulously combining language input from the teacher with a focus on genuine communication as opposed to language form, our Spanish Workshop for Children program is carefully calibrated to match children’s developmental needs at every stage of the growth process. It embraces the notion that each child is unique and learns in his or her own way. It then incorporates teaching methodologies and modalities that meld with the various learning styles.
- Learn by "doing".
- Learn by having fun – The more fun it is to learn a language, the more a child will want to keep using it.
- Learn with music and rhythms –Do you remember the songs you learned when you were a child? Most people do! That’s because music uses the entire brain. When combined with musicality, words are easier to learn.
- Learn with movement – Children are kinesthetic learners. They like to imitate and act out, and Spanish Workshop for Children encourages them to do so.
- Learn by reflecting – Children first absorb the language. Once they have internalized it, they begin to speak it.
Spanish Workshop for Children Programs
Spanish for Toddlers (15 months - 36 months)
Our Spanish for Toddlers program is the perfect introduction to not only the Spanish language but also the wonderful world around your child! Built around daily routines and activities, young people experience a boost in their language skills without even realizing that they’re learning. How do we accomplish this aim? By making learning fun, interactive and interesting—and your involvement as a parent or caregiver is an integral part of this process. Every week, you and your toddler will take part in a fun Spanish playgroup. In addition to burgeoning language skills, this class offers you and your child social, artistic and physical interactions that encourage bonding. It also increases kids’ attention and develops their motor skills and coordination while they play.
Spanish for Preschoolers (3- 5 years old)
In the Spanish for Preschoolers program, your child will embark on a wonderful language adventure. This class vividly creates a fun environment where learning takes place naturally. Weaving together storytelling, dramatic play, art, music and movement, this program encourages children to explore their world in Spanish. To ensure students remain stimulated class after class, it is chockfull of activities to develop essential early childhood skills: imagination, self-confidence, motor skills and coordination. In essence, Spanish for Preschoolers promotes young children's general development while rapidly expanding their knowledge in creative new ways. To make the transition from home to school and back again seamless, parents are encouraged to participate in this class.
Spanish for Preescolars (3- 5 years old)
This half-day Spanish language program is similar to our Spanish for Preschoolers program except for one key difference: Parents drop off their kids at the beginning of class and return three hours later to discover what magical adventures have taken place in their absence. By vividly creating a fun environment, learning takes place naturally. Spanish for Preescolars weaves together storytelling, dramatic play, art, music and movement in a way that encourages children to explore their world in Spanish. Chockfull of new and exciting activities day after day, the program develops essential early childhood skills: imagination, self-confidence, motor skills and coordination. In essence, Spanish for Preschoolers promotes young children’s general development while rapidly expanding their knowledge in creative new ways.
Spanish for Young Children (6 – 8 years old)
In our Spanish for Young Children program, young children experience all the magic the world has to offer while immersed in the Spanish language! Having reached their full verbal potential, children in this age range are eager to expand their dialogue and playfully act out. The Spanish for Young Children program capitalizes on these natural tendencies, creating a fun and animated learning environment and encouraging students to interact with each other in Spanish. Participants not only acquire new language skills, but they also continue to be creative and curious long after they leave the classroom. Don’t be surprised when your child begins to flaunt his or her newly acquired storytelling, role play, movement, age-appropriate games, music and other playful and educational activities in front of you. As veterans of the early education teaching field, our instructors strive to present new knowledge and skills in the ways that are most developmentally appropriate and stimulating for your young child.
Spanish Literacy Program (7 – 11 years old)
The Spanish Literacy program couldn’t be more different from the prim and proper classroom setting your child is used to. Because we infuse our classes with the joy of life, young children delight in interacting with each other in Spanish! Through an engaging mix of storytelling, role play, movement, age-appropriate games, music and other playful and educational activities, students not only acquire new language skills, but they also enhance their reading and writing capabilities. The Spanish Literacy program has been specifically developed with children who have completed at least one year of the Spanish for Young Children program in mind. Participants who are new to Spanish Workshop for Children but who already possess a certain proficiency level in the language are also welcome.
At Spanish Workshop for Children Parents Benefit, TOO!
When you enroll your child in our Spanish for Toddlers or Spanish for Preschoolers programs, you experience the fun and excitement right along with him or her. As you and your child bond, you may very well find yourself acquiring new foreign language skills of your own. These precious experiences you share with your child while he or she is still young will last a lifetime.
With our Spanish for Preescolars program, you can enjoy a three-hour break in your day while resting assured your child is deriving as much productivity from your time apart as you are. At the same time, you can take pride in knowing that you’re arming your child with the social skills he or she will need to thrive in a full-time classroom environment.
As your child spreads his or her wings, our Spanish for Young Children and Spanish Literacy programs allow your self-satisfaction to take flight right along with him or her. The language skills you are suffusing your child with now will academically and professionally benefit him or her for years to come.